Do you know Hushpuppi’s mother is a bread seller, while dad, a taxi driver? (Watch details in this video)
According to the video released online, Hushpuppi’s ‘bestie’, Ismaila Mustapha AKA Mompha made some revelation about the life of Hushpuppi. Mompha, a Dubai-based certified bureau de change merchant, disclosed that Hushpuppi’s mum is a bread seller while his dad is a taxi driver.
He made further revelations on how he housed and helped Hushpuppi, how Hush brings girls to his house whenever he comes to Dubai, because he cannot afford to pay rent.
Well known Nigerian Investigative journalist Kemi Olunloyo has disclosed that the Nigerian-Dubai based big boy, Hushpuppi has finally arrived in the States after he was arrested.The controversial journalist recently took to her Twitter page to announced that Hushpuppi has been detained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) upon arrival in the US.
According to Kemi, the accomplices of Hushpuppi, Woodberry, Tony Roma, Pac, Sean the Escaper were reportedly arrived in American.
Hushpuppi and his friends were reportedly arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Interpol few days ago for allegedly getting involved in fraudulent activities.
The Lagos slum where Hushpuppi bought food on credit and washed cars to survive
Nobody saw a billionaire in Hushpuppi some 15 years ago when he roamed the dusty streets of Oworonshoki, Lagos, looking to wash cars for a paltry N100, and later returning to a food joint where he had beans and bread on credit.
In a philosophical reflection, using himself as a case study, he touched on how a child could feel rejected because of his poor background in his widely circulated 2017 “Letter to the Ghetto Kid”. It was about the same year Hushpuppi became a household name, as he had started using his social media page to flaunt his wealth.
With a sense of pride, Ramon Abass, whose dad drove a taxi and mum sold bread by the roadside in Oworonshoki, would say he represents “every underprivileged kid of the world and especially of Nigeria and of Lagos and of Bariga and of Oworonshoki — where a landlord had chased me and my family out of a rented room.”
Of course, now sounding like someone who has made it in life, he concluded by advising that “dejected kid” not to give up, just like he never did.
Entering stardom, Hushpuppi claimed to be into real estate but this had been trailed by skepticism, with many wondering how the 37-year-old had maintained a luxurious lifestyle for years — from acquiring the latest automobiles, including Rolls-Royce and Ferrari, to hiring private jets to take him holidaying across the best spots in the world.
It didn’t come much as a surprise in June when he was arrested in Dubai, where he was based, with 11 of his associates over email scams known in the Nigerian parlance as Yahoo-Yahoo. In the special operation dubbed “Fox Hunt 2”, the Dubai police had tracked Hushpuppi for about four months, and upon his arrest, it was alleged that the crimes committed outside the UAE, included money laundering, cyber fraud, hacking, impersonation, banking fraud and identity theft worth Dh1.6 billion (an estimated N168 billion).
The police also revealed that 1,926,400 victims were targeted by the syndicate.Subsequently extradited to the US for trial on money laundering, his lawyer, however, insisted that Hushpuppi “became rich through real estate.” The real estate claim is what some residents of Ogunyomi street in Oworonshoki would dismiss.
He started the Yahoo-Yahoo thing from this house, and for years was still struggling because the money they were getting was little change,” a neighbour who pleaded anonymity told TheCable. “With the little money then, all they could afford were sneakers, low cost wristwatches and all.
But there was this day he hit it big. It was like a breakthrough for him. I entered the room and ran outside, seeing the huge amount of money. “So, he bought gold with that money. His thought was that buying gold would be a good idea for keeping the money as he could sell it off anytime. He got more hits and bought more gold.”